Wexford and Galway can seal their final spot
CAMOGIE ALL-IRELAND SENIOR SEMI-FINALS/Cork v Galway:IN 2010, Cork were bidding for three All-Ireland titles in a row before coming undone at the semi-final stages to Galway following a dramatic replay. The tables have now turned and Galway are bidding for their third All-Ireland final in a row, in hot pursuit of an elusive All-Ireland title.
Much will hinge on how the Cork defence copes with a Galway forward line with Brenda Hanney and Martina Conroy in great form and Aislinn Connolly deadly from placed balls. Jennifer O’Leary is one of the aces in the Cork pack and along with defenders Katrina Mackey, Anna Geary and Gemma OConnor in midfield, she will ensure Cork pose a serious threat.
Wexford v Offaly:OFFALY ARE undoubtedly the story of the championship, scorching up the ranks from Junior champions in 2009 to contesting an All-Ireland senior semi-final in 2012. John Troy has moulded an energetic and determined side. But they face their greatest test yet, as they take on the current All-Ireland champions. Wexford will be wary of their Leinster counterparts.
Huge performances will be required for Offaly from Michaela Morkan and Elaine Dermody up front as well as centre back Lorraine Keena. Wexford’s greater experience and the potency of Ursula Jacob and Co in attack should see JJ Doyle’s side through.